Term dates

Information on term dates for the 2018-19 school year in Leicester.

Further information

Important information about term dates

Following a public consultation exercise that concluded in September 2018, Leicester City Council has decided to align future term dates with those published by Leicestershire County Council. This has resulted in changes being made to the dates that had previously been published for 2019/20.  The revised dates for that academic year can be seen in the attachment below.

We have also published term dates for 2020/21 and 2021/22 that match the dates used by Leicestershire County Council.

Term dates

The information below shows the date patterns we set, which all maintained and voluntary controlled schools in the city are obliged to follow. Please note that each school will close to pupils on 3 days during the academic year for teacher training. Schools can choose different dates on which to close, so we strongly advise that you check with your own school directly to confirm their own term dates.

Academies and free schools are able to set their own term dates.  If your child attends an academy or a free school, you should check with the school directly to ask them about their own term dates.

School term and holiday dates 2018/19

Autumn term 2018

Open/Closure/Holidays Dates
Schools open Thursday 30 August 2018
Schools close Friday 19 October 2018
Autumn half term Monday 22 October to Friday 26 October 2018
Schools open Monday 29 October 2018
Schools close Friday 21 December 2018
Christmas and new year holiday Monday 24 December 2018 to Monday 7 January 2019

Spring term 2019

Open/Closure/Holidays Dates
Schools open Tuesday 8 January 2019
Schools close Friday 15 February 2019
Spring half term Monday 18 February to Friday 22 February 2019
Schools open Monday 25 February 2019
Schools close Friday 12 April 2019
Easter holidays Monday 15 April to Friday 26 April 2019

Summer term 2019

Open/Closure/Holidays Dates
Schools open Monday 29 April 2019
Bank holiday Monday 6 May 2019
Schools close Friday 24 May 2019
Summer half term Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May 2019
Schools open Monday 3 June 2019
Schools close Friday 12 July 2019
Summer holiday begins Monday 15 July 2019

Future term dates

School term and holiday date patterns to 2021/22 can be viewed below. Please also note the revised 2019/2020 term dates.